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Imperial State Crown Estimated Value/Jewels

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Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

Today marks the 65th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. On 2nd June 1953, Her Majesty became the 39th Sovereign to be crowned at Westminster Abbey, where every Coronation since 1066 has taken place.

The Queen was crowned in St Edward's Chair. It was made in 1300 for Edward I and has been used at every Coronation since.

The Imperial State Crown was worn by The Queen to leave Westminster Abbey after the coronation ceremony in 1953.

The Imperial State Crown

The Imperial State Crown is the crown that the monarch wears as they leave Westminster Abbey after the coronation. It is also used on formal occasions, most notably the State Opening of Parliament.

For example, the ‘Black Prince’s Ruby’, set into the cross at the front of the crown is actually a balas or spinel, a semi-precious stone said to be the same stone owned by Pedro the Cruel, King of Castile, before he gave it to Edward, Prince of Wales (known as the Black Prince) in 1367 as a reward for helping him defeat a rival in battle.

The Imperial State Crown contains 2,868 diamonds, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, 269 pearls and 4 rubies.

So how much is this all worth? The Crown Jewels have an estimated value of between three and five billion pounds.

Her Majesty is shown with The Duke of Edinburgh waving to the crowds from Buckingham Palace after the Coronation Ceremony. She is wearing the Imperial State Crown & other coronation regalia.

Happy 65th Coronation Anniversary to Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth ll. God save Queen!

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